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Our Musical Travels...

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A new friendship song written by music teacher
Manju Durairaj
Ms. Durairaj is originally from Pune, Maharashtra, India- and now lives in Chicago

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Bhangra Rhythm, with remix: 

WHAT........if WE'RE ALL RO.........bots?..
WE'RE ALL RO......bots,WE'RE ALL RO.WE'RE ALL RO.hey!

Next destination: Brazil!!!!

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Samba and Brazilian instruments:

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Samba dance steps: 
"Raios solares (sunshine) in all four directions, with opposite legs
"Águia" (eagle) open one wing, then the other
"Quatro" (four directions) (north, east, south, west) one step out in each direction

Samba Batucada Rhythm

INTRODUCTION:::::

What if I would like another snack..NO WAY! (x4)

(x3)Pineapple Pineapple Pie..PLease..NO WAY! (x4)

"WE rock the show, WE rock the show, LET'S GO!!!!

MAIN XYLO: (click here to link to chrome music lab compostition) 

CE...CE...CE.....DG.DG......DG...DG...DG.....CE.CE

MAIN RHYTHM::::: 

CO.caCO..la.CO.caCO..la.CO.caCOla.DOnuts.AND.piz.za

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POLES: FLOOR      CLAP     FLOOR       CLAP       FLOOR     FLOOR      FLOOR       CLAP    
DANCE:   foot in    foot out!    foot in     foot out!      step in   add other foot in   hop out!     freeze....
  a.k.a.  STEP   just kidding  STEP    just kidding    STEP   for realsies!  HOP      freeze....

POLES:      CLAP          FLOOR          FLOOR      
DANCE:   foot out!!      foot in        switch foot in

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Philippines
- Tinikling
- Kulintang
- Rondalla

Basic pattern for the Tinikling dance, and bamboo pole rhythm:


     

Compare/contrast this version from the
Puyuma people from Taiwan:






 
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Variations of Tinikling by university students from Georgia Tech University's Filipino Student's Association: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlWW5apAnHU
Puyuma People, Indigenous people of Taiwan: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSE4uBCj1SM

Link to Chinese school children's variation: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDFL1TKBVog&t=43s

Rhythm for Taiwan's Puyuma version of the bamboo pole dance, on the drums: 
BASS..and high.tone.BASS..andhigh.tone.BASS...BASS...BASS...shh!
on xylo and boomies:
also played as:
C..gg.g.C..gg.g.C...C...C.........
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Next: South Africa!!

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Gum
boots

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Ngqothwane 

a good luck, wedding song
in the
Xhosa language spoken in South Africa
Igqira lendlela, nguqo ngqothwane (sing 4 times)
Seleqabele gqi thapha, nguqo ngqothwane (sing 4 times)
Rhythm: Pineapple Pineapple Pie (2 times!!)
Boomies/xylo/piano: C........D........G........C........
       Harmony notes: E........F#......B........E........

Gumboots Rhythm (fancy version!!!)

Watch out! This rhythm has a pick up:

I like . this song . because it's not . too

                  long . but all of the words are

                  wrong . I .

                  said

Shosholoza
The Second National Anthem of South Africa


(Shosholoza) Shosholoza 
Kulezontaba
Stimela siphum'e
South Africa

The words are from mixed languages, some Ndebele, some Zulu, some English,
reflecting the history of many tribes of people working together in the mines.
 
The word Shosholoza means go forward or make way for the next man, in 
Ndebele.
It is used as a term of encouragement and hope for the workers as a sign of solidarity.

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New

Orleans

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Marching band formations:

- Parade rest
- Set! (Instruments UP)
- March in Place
- Left or Right face
- Marching backwards
- Box drill
- Dress center

Compose your own
marching band formation. 

Add a rhythm and team notes/colors. Create a routine and
perform it for the group!!!

THIS WEEK: 

NEXT WEEK: 

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 The Arab World 


 

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Iraq

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Egypt

Lebanon

Questions: 
1. How do I get the
BASS note out of the drum? "where?" "how?"
2. How do I get the high '
tone' note out of the drum? "where?"
 "how?"
on Xylo, boomie, and baby piano: If
BASS is D, then 'toneis....

Tableh, Tabla, Doumbek, Darbuka....
 دَرابُكة

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Rhythms for Shater Shater:

#1: BASStone . BASSBASS . tone . TIMEfor . A FOOD . fight . 

#2: BASS . . toneBASS . tone . WHERE'S . . myNACH . os 

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Riq:

Dabke دبكة 
Dance steps:
- intro: S....S....S....S.S.kick!
- rewind:1 2 3 4 5 6 heel and toe and
- HEEL . stomp . stomp. sh!  



Shater Shater شاطر شاطر
by Nancy Ajram نانسي عجرم


Hook:  D D Bb A . . . . Eb Eb     Bb . . .
Verse:  D,F     Eb, G      C, Eb     F, A 

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high 
C

(Verse)

yilly bee-issmaa kilmit eahh-low shoo min-illow (shahTir shahTir)


yilly beyeh-‘owd ah-il waHdow shoo min-illow (shahTir shahTir)

 

[Chorus]

yilly bee-injaH bee-mudresstow wuh maa bee-ahz-zib mu-ah-limtow 

wuh min-Heb-bow wuh bedna nn-illow (shahTir shahTir)

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smart, smart..........what do we call them what their parents the words of listens to whoever

smart, smart..........     what do we call them on their own sits quietly whoever

the one that listens to his parents,
what do we call him (smart smart)
and the one that stays quiet, 
what do we call him (smart smart)
and the one that succeeds in his school and never tires his teacher
we love him and we keep calling him
(smart smart)

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